Monday, May 30, 2011


Remember this sneak...?

Get Picky has released the latest inspirational challenge today. But there's an added twist to this challenge!! Firstly you must use this quote... the inspiration! (I found it quite thought provoking!!)


...secondly, you must base the layout on yourself! Did I just hear a collective groan?? Or was that just me?! LOL!

Here's what I came up with:

{I am here}

Yep. That's me. In colour.

Go on over and check out all the amazing inspiration that's on offer. I can't wait to see what you create!! Thanks for visiting..x

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Today's post over at Kaisercraft features more of the cute Party Animals collection. It is ideal for scrapping the craziness of your kids...I mean check this one out!! LOL! I think this might be a new fave LO of mine! hee hee...

{Ring Master}

journalling: Ethan... i love this silly, fun loving side to you! Picking up scrap pieces of paper and pretending to have a rather large and strange moustache!!! april 2011..x

This kid cracks me up! And I got to spend the morning with him at school yesterday, celebrating Under 8's week! So much fun, face painting and crafting!!!

Earlier in the week I also shared this layout of Tahlia's fifth birthday celebration (I seem to have a thing about scrapping fifth birthdays at the moment!!! I scrapped Ethan's for the WW1 challenge. Maybe I should re-do Liam's now....LOL!!)

{Zoo Party}

I love creating multi-photo layouts and all the animals in this collection just seemed ideal. Plus it was about time I scrapped this event...that occurred ...ahem... 6 years ago!! hee hee....

Thanks for visiting and leaving some love...x

Friday, May 27, 2011


I've really been enjoying the latest collections from Kaisercraft! Party Animal will surely be one of my faves for a while to come! LOL! Who wouldn't love playing with such a "playful" range!! hee hee!

Today, over at the Kaiser blog, I am sharing this mini album that I created for Cam to play with in the car.

{Animal Round Up}

And he loves it too!! Hopefully he won't destroy as quickly as he came to love it because we have quite an exciting road trip planned for us, in four weeks time!! woo hoo! I can't wait to tell you guys more about it.

I have also shared this card for his up coming birthday!!!!


This has a fun 3D effect!! (Have I knocked your socks off with this experimental card??!! HAHAHA!! - See.... I am branching out slowly into the card making world!!) Now... Does anyone have any idea how I put it into an envelope???!

Blogger is also finally letting me add to my blog in an organized manner! LOL!! And hopefully... Since it is playing nice, I can now start leaving comments on other blogs too!

There's lots to catch up on, so I'll gather my thoughts and be back soon. Have a fabulous Friday...x

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Up to no good...

Yep. The T-shirt says it all....

He is still pretty cute though....LOL!!!!!! Now I'm off to inspect some!

Monday, May 23, 2011


Hi Everyone! I just wanted to share my layout from the new kaisercraft collection, Chapter One.


I was completely inspired by the above quote. Something Tahlia has been struggling with lately, especially since her classmates continually try to drag her down.... :(

So, this is my week to blog over at Kaisercraft, along with Kerryn and Vicki. I hope you can come and visit...x

Friday, May 20, 2011

Golf buddies...

Last week-end was a total "boys & their toys" experience! LOL! Not only did our family spend the afternoon pretending we were golfers (as opposed to hacks!...) but Mark also took the boys (minus Cameron) fishing. Yep. It seems they're hooked on the idea of catching fish..... *yikes* Sorry about the pun!! LOL!

Tahlia and I didn't really want to spend the day at the lake. So we sent them on their way. Happily! LOL!! Unfortunately there are NO photos. It seems they were too busy catching....uuummmm.... how many fish was that??? Oh sorry. None. hee hee!!!!

But we did go golfing. I really enjoyed it. When I hit the ball nicely. LOL! Not so much when I missed it completely! HA!!!

I really hope for everyone else's sake and safety, Liam is not looking for a missing ball in that direction!!!

He really got into it. Shame he missed the ball on this shot! hee hee... Sorry. That was a practice swing!

And now it seems the week-end is here again. That week sure went fast! No plans yet as for what we might do tomorrow and or Sunday. :)

I hope you all have a wonderful week-end. I want to get some scrapping done.... :) And since I have nothing to share today, scrap-wise, I'll leave you with this little sneak..... for now....


Thanks for visiting...x

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Creative Cards...

I just wanted to share my Creative Card post with you all that's now up over at Kaisercraft. I had to get a little bit inventive with this one! LOL!! As you already know, I'm not a card maker, but I will still give it a try.....

And at least with this one, I am preserving a some of my children's artwork - and boy do I love their artwork!!!! hee hee...

{Happy Birthday}

This is Ethan's version of him and myself! Do you like our happy, smiley faces! LOL! And that little flower is made from random "love" hearts he drew.

It's very easy to do, so why not visit the Kaisercraft blog and leave me some love there too! LOL!

*edited* Just found another card I made earlier in the year... Another fabulous Ethan creation!!!

{Happy 60th}

Thanks for visiting and all the lovely comments lately! You guys are fabulous. No. You are awesome. 'Cause that's what my blog says!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


The Scrapboxx Newsletter is now out and for this month's issue, I was rostered to participate with a layout featuring a parent or grandparent.

[Special Bond]

I chose to scrap an older photo of Ethan and his Great-Grandmother! They have always had a special bond as you can plainly tell by the photo.

I love these candid type shots! Head on over and see what the rest of the team came up with. You won't be disappointed.

Thanks for visiting..x

Monday, May 16, 2011

The go-cart...

This toy was intended for his older brother. Well, it was definitely for Ethan. After all, Ethan had waited over 12 months to get it for Christmas and it was the second one... (because sadly the first one broke on the first attempt at playing with it and couldn't be salvaged or replaced for a year!!)

So it is technically Ethan's go-cart. Cam just lets him play with it from time to time.

As you can see, the little man above get the biggest say at the moment?!

I mean, he has a knack about the controls. Cam is very good at the steering side of things. But as a note to self... I'm going to have to warn him against crossing his arms like that when he goes for his drivers license!! That could be problematic...

Granted...It is sometimes hard to get in. But he has his own style. But then again, don't we all?

I'm glad he has good energy levels, because it's not pedal powered... more like feet on the ground and go, go, go!

And when it's his turn to play on it, he doesn't stray too far...just in case his brother tries to regain rightful property...
When that's the case though, the best thing to do is just to drive off into the distance and forget about all your worries. Big brothers and all...x

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Get Picky...

It's reveal day for the next sketch challenge over at Get Picky! And it is a fabulous one!!! :D

The Prize this month is not just for one winner but two! That's right! Because of all the issues with blogger not allowing our friends to upload to the last challenge, Tanya, Nikki and Scrapmatts are giving away prizes to two lucky winners. This has got to double your chances!! Here's the link......"Get Picky". Go now!!! LOL!

And if you don't want to try your luck with that awesome sketch go and check out what the amazing dt reveal looks like! hee...

Here's mine....

{What a Pair!}

Cam and his cousin Moriah! They are so adorable together. They had so much fun playing in the kiddie pool last February. The whole, big family - nine cousins on the Allinson side of the family, and another six from the other side of the family, - were all there to celebrate Moriah's big brother's birthday.

I've used the Scrapmatts hearts and butterflies on this layout...

Don't forget, this site is for multi-photo layouts, so Get Picky is perfect inspiration for those series of shots you've taken!

Thanks for visiting...x

Saturday, May 14, 2011


With blogger being very disruptive over the last day or so, I haven't had the chance to share my Storyboard Kits layouts created from Jarvis.

I loved everything in this kits!! Especially all the little bits and pieces Lisa includes. You can read in more detail, what I did with them here.


{Funny Face}

{One Moment}

{Always Together}

You can also check out the tutorial I did for this little "grungy" banner here. Nothing ground breaking I can assure you! LOL!! But lots of fun.

Thanks for visiting...x

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I've had a little time to play today. Yep. Instead of going out to get my hair cut, I changed directions and entered my scrapbooking room. LOL!!

I have been stalking the challenge blogs, just to keep my motivation going. I've visited White With 1 before, but this will be the first time I've joined in with a challenge.

May's challenge is....white + orange + scallops! How could I not play along!! I LOVE orange!! And scallops generally feature on my layouts. So.... here goes! :D

[Monster Bash]

Yep. I have a fair bit of orange patterned paper lying around! Mostly Crate Paper & Sassafras used here.

And don't you just love that 2 Crafty chippie!! I've been holding on to him since last year's Brisbane Paper Expo! LOL!

journalling: "you had a scary monster themed party this year.. cake, decorations and you!"

Thanks for visiting...x